A DRUNK driver has been jailed after a man was left with life changing injuries following a crash.

Jakub Nowicki, 27, of Grant Avenue, Slough, drove the wrong way round a roundabout on Sunday, October 3, last year.

The crash happened on the roundabout at the Farnham Road junction with Cumberland Avenue.

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Nowicki crashed with a man in his 40s who was walking on the footpath at the time. 

He was left with life-changing injuries as a result of the crash and needed major surgery on his arm.

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Nowicki provided a breath sample in police custody where he was found to be nearly twice the legal drink drive limit.

He was also arrested for possession of drugs and assaulting an emergency worker.

Nowicki was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, assault by beating and driving with excess alcohol.

He appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday, June 17, and was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years and six months, plus a 12 month extension and must pass an extended test after that period.

Investigating officer, PC Ricky Eagles from the Joint Operations Road Policing Unit, based at Taplow police station, said: ''This was a tragic incident in which a man suffered from serious, life changing injuries.

“Nowicki will now have to serve a prison sentence as a result of this appalling driving and when he is released, he will be disqualified from driving and will need to take an extended test in order to regain his licence. This is another example of how driving whilst under the influence of drink/drugs can have devastating impacts on peoples lives''.

“Thames Valley Police will never tolerate driving of this nature and will always look to bring offenders to justice."